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12/06/2013

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Sarasota News Leader December 6, 2013 Page 63 ORIOLES TO HOST TOYS FOR TOTS BASEBALL TOURNAMENT With the holiday season under way, the tournament will also donate toys to the colBaltimore Orioles will host a youth baseball lection," it points out. tournament and help a worthy cause this By the end of 2013, the Buck O'Neil and Ed Saturday, Dec. 7, the team has announced. Smith Stadium complexes will have hosted The Orioles are inviting Sarasota area residents 14 baseball tournaments and welcomed more to bring new unwrapped toys for donation to the than 25,000 players, families and spectators U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots pro- to various youth baseball practices, games, gram to the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex in tournaments and clinics, the release adds. Twin Lakes Park between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Then The Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin everyone is welcome to stay to watch games Lakes Park is located at 6700 Clark Road in during the Suncoast Travel Ball's Toys for Tots Sarasota. Toys will be collected at the North Baseball Tournament, a news release notes. entrance to the complex, directly behind Donated toys will be distributed to economi- the Buck O'Neil administrative building. For cally disadvantaged children in the Sarasota additional information about Toys for Tots in Sarasota, call 925-4014. area, the release adds. "The Orioles are proud to support Toys for Tots, a program that recognizes and celebrates the value of play in every child's development," says David Rovine, vice president for the Orioles-Sarasota, in the release. The tournament will bring in more than 85 youth baseball teams for games at various locations in Sarasota County on Dec. 7 and 8, the release continues. "Teams in the Image courtesy of www.toysfortots.org

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